Tuesday, 31 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your club this weekend


The Club Lotto which was due to have been held on Saturday night last fell victim to the weather. It has been re-fixed for this Saturday night in the Moving Stairs with Kathleen Hanmore’s team in charge. The jackpot will be €2,200. The club extends best wishes to instrumental music troupe of Conor Tivnan, Caoimhe and Jack Morris who will represent the club in the Scór na nÓg County Finals in Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone on Sunday next. The club extends sympathy to the Toman, Tiernan and Furey families, Boyle and the Carney family, Boheroe, Elphin on recent bereavements. Bon voyage to Karl Keenan who is emigrating to Australia. The Senior AGM is scheduled for Sunday 16th January. The club is in preparation for its special Christmas Quiz get-together, which will be held in the Moving Stairs on 29th December.


The AGM of Castlerea St Kevin’s club takes place in O’Rourke Centre on Sunday 12th December at 4 pm. As this is one of the most important meetings of the club during the year, when officers and committees are elected and plans for the forthcoming year are made, it is imperative that all club members attend on the day.

  Next bingo is in O’Rourke Centre on Friday 10th December at 8.30 pm. The jackpot this week will be €3250 on 47 calls or less. Quick lotto is at €950. 


The AGM will take place on Saturday next December 11th in the Clubhouse at 6 pm. All members are asked to attend and give their support and assistance. New members welcome. The Club Lotto rota for this week reads as follows – Gorthaganny: John Doory and Loughglynn: Tom Nolan and Michael Jordan. The club extends sincere sympathy to the Kenny and Doory families, Cloonmullin on the death of Peter Doherty, Birmingham and the Groarke family, Cloonmullin on the death of Mary Hanley, Southampton. 


This Friday night Kilmore GAA will hold a race night in Bracken’s in Hillstreet. Horses and jockeys are still available from all members of the senior team. The club would ask everyone to try and buy a horse or jockey. Everyone is welcome to come along on the night for a good night’s entertainment at 10 pm in Brackens. Our annual 25 card drive will take place on Sunday, 19th of December in Bracken’s Hillstreet. Tickets will be on sale soon for the card game. The club also reminds everyone of the upcoming cake sale night this Sunday night, 12th of December in the Kilmore Inn for the hospice society. 


The Under 21 Football County Final which was due to be played last weekend has been re-fixed for Sunday next at 2.00 pm in Kiltoom. Please support. Padraig Pearse’s Golf Society Christmas outing will be held in Ballinasloe Golf Club on Saturday 11th December. Tee times from 11 to 12 pm. For timesheet contact Helen on (087) 9950372. All very welcome.


The U21 County Final game against Padraig Pearses was postponed from last Saturday as a result of the weather conditions. It will now be played next Sunday in Kiltoom. See match fixtures in this paper. All supporters are asked to go to Kiltoom and support the team on Sunday. Roscommon Gaels AGM has been postponed to January as a result of the U21 County Final between Roscommon Gaels and Padraig Pearses being re-fixed for next Sunday. The Roscommon Gaels Minor AGM has also been postponed from next Friday until January. Roscommon Gaels offer sincere sympathy to the Gannon family, Stonepark on the sudden death of Ollie Gannon and to the Gordon family, Boher on the death of Michael Gordon. 


Friends of Mark O’Carroll are holding a benefit night on Friday 17th December in the clubhouse bar tickets €10 available from Brendan on (087) 6992392 or Tommy Frank on (086) 8160531. The club AGM takes place on Monday night 13th December in clubhouse at 7.30 pm – all members please attend. Looking for ideas for that Christmas present. Why not visit our club shop with jerseys, track suits, fleeces, etc. all available, contact Kieran on (087) 9093149. A must-have DVD of our County Final and Connacht Final wins and highlights of the Connacht campaign will be available in the next fortnight. To book your copy contact (086) 2483362. St Stephen’s Night, music by Patrice and Bernard Coyle. New Year’s Eve party night; music by Babylon finger food and spot prizes. The annual St. Stephen’s day indoor blitz is fast approaching so please get your name to James on (087) 7677048 or Ger on (087) 9916504 if you are interested in a great day’s entertainment age no barrier as we cater for all including the golden oldies. Teams from the U23’s, 24 to 29‘s and the 30+ age groups welcome. Ladies teams also taking part, entry fee €10 includes tee shirt, mulled wine, finger food and presentation awards in clubhouse bar after finals. Our underage medal presentation nights will take place in early January – more details to follow. 


‘An Irish Christmas in Ballymoe’, a concert featuring singer and harpist Annette Griffin and special guests Brendan and Emily Shine and pianist Brendan O’Byrne will take place in St. Croan’s Church, Ballymoe on Friday 10th of December at 8 pm. Midwest Radio’s Gerry Glennon will be MC on the night. Tickets cost €25 and all proceeds go to the St. Croan’s pitch development fund. Tickets can be purchased from Tommy Grogan (087) 8135549 or any other member of the club committee. Some tickets will also be available on the door on the night. 


The AGM of the overall executive will now take place on Friday night 10th December in Culleen Hall at 7 pm. All are welcome. A meeting of the Minor Football Club will take place on Wednesday 15th December at 9 pm in the Meeting room. The club will be very well represented in this year’s final and the Scór committee would like to congratulate all the competitors and mentors on their performance to date and to wish them every success in the Final. This year’s Scór Na nÓg County Final will take place on this Sunday, 12th December at 1 pm in The Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone. Tickets for the County Final priced at €8 each are on sale now, though at time of going to press there were a limited number of tickets still available. The sudden death of Oliver (Lol) Gannon last week has cast a cloud over both Roscommon Town and the St Dominic’s catchment area. Oliver was a loyal member of the GAA and kept a keen interest in all Dominic’s activities and supported the club in many ways. Lol played for Rahara for many years and then for Dominic’s when they were formed in 1973. He won a county minor title in 1960 when Rahara and Knockcroghery amalgamated that year for minor. Just a few short weeks ago Lol attended the St Dominic’s history book launch in Lecarrow and thoroughly enjoyed meeting his former team-mates and old friends. To his wife and family and the extended Gannon families St Dominic’s extend their deepest sympathy. 


Anyone wishing to travel independently to the Roscommon v New York championship game in New York on May 1st 2011 and avail of low cost accommodation being arranged by the club are advised that the deadline for reserving accommodation has been fixed for Friday 17th December. Contact Seamus Sweeney (086) 8192524, Jim Donnellan (086) 2031270, Padraig Hunt (086) 6025566. Tickets for the club’s annual Christmas draw go on sale in all local retail outlets and from club members later this week. Please support this draw. The club’s annual race night will be held in Regan’s Watersplash on Monday 27 December. Best wishes to former club referee Michael Higgins for a speedy recovery.


This coming Friday night the 10th of December sees the return of ‘Strokestown’s Got Talent’ in the Percy French Hotel. Last years event was a resounding success with a very enjoyable night had by all. So to see the best singers, dancers, musicians, comedians in the area be sure to get into the Percy French this Friday night for another fantastic night’s entertainment.